Python Profiling and Performance Tuning in Production

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Joe Gordon

Pinterest decreased latency and shrunk their front-end fleet by over 40% with less than 100 lines of python. This was done by understanding how a significant amount of latency and consumed resources were the result of gevent’s cooperative multitasking. 3 different open source python profilers, were then used together to identify and fix bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the code base. Most profilers are too slow to use in…

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